Fell Championship updates

Our Club Fell Running Championship moves onto round 2 tomorrow (Thurs 24th June) at the Kettlewell Anniversary race. Entry is available via Racebest – no entries on the day.

Well done to those who completed the first round – the Virtual Jack Bloor – if you haven’t submitted your time via our fell championship page, please do so asap.

We have also added two more events to the fell Championship – Dick Hudson’s and Round Hill – so head over to our Fell Championship Page now for more details!

A busy week ahead for the Club Championships!

Well done to the many Striders who completed event 4 in our 2021 Club Championship, the (not)parkrun ‘Dirty Double’, during what was a hot and humid few weeks for running. If you haven’t done so already, please submit your results by the close of Tuesday this week by clicking here.

Ben Campbell CC 2021

We now have a busy championship week ahead with not one but two ‘live’ events! Good luck to the 40+ Striders taking part in tonight’s Manorlands Summer Solstice 8k at Bolton Abbey and the brutal Hooded Horse 10K Trail at Sutton Bank which follows on Sunday, having been rescheduled after a few postponements!

Following those, there will be a further 10 events coming up in the championship for you to choose from – keep checking our 2021 Club Championship Page for more details!

Good Luck and Enjoy!

Club Championship Updates

Ben Campbell CC 2021

Club Championship… we have a while bunch of lovely updates over on our Championships page…

  • Graded results for first three events
  • Standings after 3 events
  • Three new ‘real’ events added

Head over right now to see more: 2021 Club Championship

In the meantime, two more days remain in the 4th event, the (not)parkrun ‘dirty double’. Remember to submit your results!

Harrogate and District Summer Race League (Evening League)

The HDSRL – our local inter-club Summer Race League is back in 2021 – albeit in a slightly different form to normal!


Wetherby Runners and Harrogate Harriers will stage ‘real’ races on 21 July and 2 September respectively.

In addition there will be up to seven ‘virtual’ races offered by different participating clubs – including ourselves. (Ours will appear on the HDSRL site shortly). These will be controlled and timed by a ‘MapRun’ App and runners can run them in any order at any time during the season, up to 31 August. The courses have been designed and adjusted to be as easy as possible to follow and considering as safety.

You can run as many of the events (real or virtual) as you wish. For the entry fee of £15 for the whole series, this is great value!

We’d love to see as many Striders – both new and old – to take part as possible. We will also be including the Harrogate and Wetherby rounds into our own Club Championship. We would also encourage a healthy number of entries to help support the evening league and ensure it can continue to operate in future years.

Entry to the series is NOW OPEN at RaceBest by clicking here:  Harrogate District Summer Race League 2021 – RaceBest.  If you had entered last year’s cancelled series, your entry will have been deferred already and you should have heard this from RaceBest.

For more details about the series keep checking their website here:  HDSRL – Harrogate District Summer Race League (harrogate-league.org.uk).

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Changes to Structured Sessions

We have taken another step towards ‘normal’ (whatever that is!) with Eric reverting to coaching a single larger group for his structured session at 7.30pm each Tuesday. The new group size will be 12, still smaller than the groups tended to be in the past but allowing for a wider range of Striders to take part across a full hour, rather than the slightly truncated sessions of late.
Please note that if you had previously booked for either of tonight’s two sessions with Eric (7pm and 7.40) that the single session will now take place on Castle Ings at 7.30pm.
Enjoy those hills!

Club Fell Championship – important updates!

You may have seen recent announcements about our forthcoming Club Fell Championship, which Eric has been hard at work compiling. With the status of different events seemingly ever-changing, this has not been an easy task!

We now have an official Fell Championship page, which lists all the details we have at the moment, along with rules and important information.

Event 1 starts tomorrow (2nd June) and runs across 18 days in a ‘virtual’ format.

To take a look at all the latest information, head across to our championship page now by clicking here:


Melmerby 10k – Entry and submitting results

Club Championship Round 3 – Melmerby 10k.

There have been some utterly stonking runs up at Melmerby so far! You have until the end of the month to complete yours.
Melmerby 10k
For those hunting for the ‘submit result’ option on our website… there isn’t one! We will be using the official race results (remember them?) when they are published at the conclusion of the month-long event. The event organisers tell you how to submit your result to them on their website.
To register for the Memberby 10K ‘run when you like but on the course’ event, click here: https://racebest.com/races/v4357

Exciting changes to training nights

We are delighted to announce that,in line with the changes in national guidelines this week and the updated roadmap from England Athletics, we are able to introduce some exciting changes to our training arrangements and social opportunities on club nights!

Group sizes

We will be allowing our group sizes to increase, whilst acknowledging that not all members may yet be comfortable training in the sizes of group which had prior to March 2020:

  • Running/Jogging/Walking groups will now increase up to 12 maximum. The size of each group will be at the discretion of its run leader.
  • Structured Training groups will increase to 8 members + coach.

We feel that this is a sensible first-step towards ‘normality’. We want to thank the many run leaders who have stepped up during the past 14 months, with an unprecedented 30 members now on our leader list. It is only due to their flexibility and enthusiasm that we have been able to continue offering training groups during these tricky times. We also know that some leaders may not be comfortable with leading big groups and furthermore we have had very positive feedback about the smaller group sizes in recent months. With that in mind, we will be continuing with group size limits and the booking-in system for the time being! Watch out for the updated booking system coming online via our Book-in page later this evening.

The updated England Athletics ‘roadmap’ can be viewed here: Roadmap PDF 17th May

Cricket Club Bar

KCC bar reopens tonight (17th May) and will be open from 7pm to 10.30pm for the next five weeks. It has undergone significant refurbishment over recent months and we hope that members will pop-in and test out the bar. Running groups will continue to meet outdoors in the car park however.

The newly-renovated bar area.

The newly-renovated bar area.

Club Championship Round 3

Round 2 complete as the roads of Melmerby beckon…

Ben Campbell CC 2021

The second round 2 of our 2021 Ben Campbell Club Championship – Thruscross Reservoir – concluded over the rather wet weekend, with a few soggier attempts joining those made over the previous couple of weeks. If you haven’t yet submitted your result for round 2, please do so by the end of Tuesday by clicking here:  Submit Result

We now move onto Round 3, which is the Melmerby 10k – a regular fixture in previous championships. This year, Melmerby are spreading their event across the whole of May and you can sign-up for just £5 then run the event on the proper route but at a time of your choosing. For more details, click here:  Entry details

To see some of the forthcoming rounds of our championship and to check out results as they emerge, visit our Club Championship page: Club Championship 2021

Membership continues to grow!

Great news!

Our 2021/22 membership list continues to grow – just in the last week we have welcomed Dan, Kate, Greg, Olivia, Janet, Amy, Tracy, Tony, Michael, Mark, Jen, Jo, Beyhan, Gary, Jack, Caroline and Simon who have signed-up for our new year of running! Whilst many are returning for another year, we are also seeing unprecedented numbers of new members too. You are all very welcome!

If you haven’t spend time with Striders before, we look forward to welcoming you to our club nights – Tuesday and Thursday. We are currently operating in groups of six, with booking-in necessary in advance. To read more click here: Training or to book straight in, click here: Training Book-in. Just pick the group you would like to join and add your name in one of the six slots using the pull-down on the sheet. Should your name not appear for some reason, send your query over to knaresboroughstriders@gmail.com. You will need to have completed the 2021/22 membership form in order for your name to be added to the system.

See you Striding soon!